At the Deerhunter/Spoon show on Sunday I finally picked up Deerhunter’s Cryptograms on vinyl. In addition to it being a great album on its own, it comes packaged with the Fluorescent Grey EP as well. That’s four sides of spacey brilliance. While I love Microcastle and Weird Era, I really enjoy the more droney, psychedelic first half of Cryptograms and would love another Deerhunter record that incorporated more of those elements.
Deerhunter – Strange Lights
Deerhunter – Lake Somerset
Speaking of vinyl, it was Record Store Day today. Some friends joined Amanda and I as we wandered around Main Street to check out Red Cat Records and Neptoon Records before heading downtown to Scratch (sorry Zulu, didn’t make it over your way today). All those shops and I came home empty-handed. The only exclusive I saw that really tempted me (other than the rather pricey Wilco Kicking Television box set) was Pavement’s Quarantine The Past exclusive Record Store Day version. But I resisted.
The most exciting Record Store Day exclusive, in my mind, was a UK only release for a brand new Blur single called Fool’s Day. The band are doing something pretty cool though for those of us who didn’t land one of the 1000 copies by giving away the single for free on their website. Go forth and download now. (I’ve heard that the mp3 version is cut off before the end though so download the .wav file and convert it yourself). Maybe the more times we download it from the Blur website the more encouraged they will be to make a record?